LANCASTER — A Lancaster man and the owner of a local convenience store were indicted recently by a Garrard County grand jury for allegedly selling synthetic drugs from the store.
Usman M. Chapra, 28, of Lexington and Shawn C. Varner, 26, of 411 Crab Orchard St., were each indicted on three counts of trafficking in a controlled substance for allegedly selling a “controlled substance analogue” on April 16 inside the Shell gas station at 201 Lancaster St. that is owned by Chapra.
The indictment alleges Varner sold the substances to a confidential police informant inside the store while in complicity with Chapra. Varner also was indicted for being a persistent felony offender.
Police raided the store in July and siezed 62 packets of synthetic drugs marketed under names such as Happy Tiger and Black Magic.